A big thank you
We are indebted to the following Doctors, Dieticians, Healthcare Professionals and families for their contributions towards making our Sugar Free Family e-learning resource. Their contributions mean that we can keep this resource free for families everywhere to start their journey towards better food for their family health.
Professor Tim Noakes
Dr David Unwin
Dr David Unwin shares his family snack time tips.
A GP based in Southport, UK, Dr. Unwin is the RCGP National Champion for Collaborative Care and Support Planning in Obesity & Diabetes, as well as a Clinical Expert in diabetes. In 2016 he won the NHS ‘Innovator of the Year Award’ NW England.
His publications include; Low carbohydrate diet to achieve weight loss and improve HbA1c in type 2 diabetes and pre‐diabetes: experience from one general practice in Practical Diabetes, Diabesity; Perhaps we can make a difference after all? in Diabesity in Practice, A patient request for some ‘deprescribing’. in BMJ, Raised GGT levels, Diabetes and NAFLD: Is dietary carbohydrate a link? Primary care pilot of a low carbohydrate diet, in Diabesity in Practice.
Dr. Jen Unwin – Clinical Psychologist
Dr. Unwin has worked in the NHS for nearly 30 years. She is an Advisor for the UK Public Health Collaboration charity, Real Food Rocks Festival organiser and Chair of the UK Association for Solution Focused Practice. She is a solution focused clinical practitioner with a special interest in behaviour change and providing hope for people facing long-term health challenges. www.twitter.com/jen_unwin Jen shares her top tips for simple sugar free meal swaps.
Dr Trudi Deakin is Founder and Chief Executive of the international X-PERT Health charity that specialises in developing and delivering evidence based structured education for the public and healthcare professionals. Trudi has a first degree in Nutrition and Dietetics, a teaching qualification and a doctorate in diabetes in 2004. She is a passionate, hardworking and inspiring pioneer for supporting patient health through lifestyle changes. Trudi shares her ideas for a sugar free start to the day, no beige foods from cereal packets needed.
Dr Aseem Malhotra
Award-winning NHS cardiologist Dr Aseem Malhotra is a world leading expert in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of heart disease and is successfully leading the campaign against excess sugar consumption. Aseem shares his top tip on how to get started out kicking the sweet stuff.
Sam Feltham is Director of the Public Health Collaboration. A health and fitness professional Sam is a qualified Master Personal Trainer. After running a successful fitness business Sam changed focus to improving public health by setting up and directing the Public Health Collaboration. The PHC's aim to support improvements in public health advice around diabetes, obesity and weight management through evidence based diet and lifestyle changes. The PHC world renowned conferences, healthy eating guidelines and resources are paving the way internationally for changes to dietary advice and better patient health outcomes.
Dr Simon Tobin
Dr Simon Tobin UK General Practitioner, GP Trainer and Diabetes Lead at Norwood Surgery in Southport, Merseyside. Dr Tobin has researched diabetes, diet, exercise and cardiovascular disease and is passionate about the use of exercise in improving health outcomes and reducing medication. He works with GP Dr David Unwin, a pioneer of the use of low-carb diets to treat and manage diabetes in the UK. Dr Tobin is a Parkrun Ambassador for Health and Wellbeing, Parkrun is the largest provider of free physical activity in the UK and possibly the world. Twitter: @DocRunner1
Dr Campbell Murdoch
Dr Campbell Murdoch is a GP in the South West of England. His principle interest is optimising individual and population health and wellbeing. Campbell believes that nutrition is key, along with optimising our Movement, our Mind, our Body and our World. Having studied medicine and later sports and exercise medicine, Campbell understands that eating real food, not processed and additionally eating lower carbohydrates and higher healthy fats can provide remarkable benefits.
Dr Zoë Harcombe PhD
Dr Zoë Harcombe PhD is a phenomenal researcher, author and public speakers on her specialist topics of nutrition, public health, dietary guidelines, obesity (and rugby). Zoë has written many books including: Why do you overeat? When all you want is to be slim; Stop Counting Calories & Start Losing Weight; and The Obesity Epidemic: What caused it? How can we stop it? Her PhD thesis “An examination of the randomised controlled trial and epidemiological evidence for the introduction of dietary fat recommendations in 1977 and 1983: A systematic review and meta-analysis.”. Her growing list of Academic papers are listed on www.zoeharcombe.com. Zoë shares her tips on how best to chose sugar free foods.
Katie Caldesi is a mum, restaurant and cooking school manager and author of a dozen or more cook books. In her latest cook book Katie explains how she and her husband, Giancarlo Caldesi, were able to lose significant weight, improve their health and reverse Giancarlo Caldesi's diabetes type 2 with low carb eating. Their book was a best seller in the UK and the recipes are helping thousands of families find new hope by turning away from conventional dietary guidelines to better manage their weight and health with Low Carb foods. Katie provides her top meal tip, which has now become one of Team Leafie's favourite meals.
Lisa along with husband John founded Paleo & Co to make natural real foods more widely available within the UK. Lisa is mum to 2 active young children and has a wealth of creative, tasty meal ideas and options to keep her children from filling up on junk food and sugar fixes. Lisa kindly shares some recipes with us to help busy families like hers steer clear of sugar.